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On Tuesday evening, 10th January, Poole Council’s Cabinet is being asked to support a new set of parking charges. This is on top of the charges being introduced at Upton Country Park and others, such as Whitecliff and Hamworthy. For Broadstone car parks the charge for the first hour increases from 40p to £1.00 a rise of 150%. The details are set out below:

  • Up to 1hr from 40p to £1; up to 2hrs from 80p to £1.50; up to 3hrs from £1.30 to £3.50; up to 4hrs from £1.80 to £3.50; up to 6hrs from £2.70 to £5.00. etc.
  • The cost of an annual permit is set to increase from £225 to £500, while the quarterly permit increases from £70 to £150 (£600 for the year)!

If Cabinet vote in favour on Tuesday evening then these new charges will be introduced on March 1st.

I believe these huge increases are totally unjustifiable and unacceptable. If you agree please email me at : m.brooke@poole.gov.uk

and also share this note with all your friends in and around Broadstone, Merley, Canford Heath, Bearwood and Corfe Mullen. I will make sure your views are made known to the Council.


About Author

First elected to Poole Borough council in 2003 Mike is currently leader of the Lib Dem group. He is married to Annette, recently retired MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, and has two grown up daughters and one granddaughter. Mike has lived in Broadstone since 1977 and is currently chairman of Broadstone Neighbourhood Forum. At council Mike sits on the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee and has recently chaired two working parties; one on bullying in schools and the other on School standards. Mike runs a small business selling mineral specimens world wide, is interested in ornithology and has an eclectic taste in music.

1 Comment

  1. Dear Mike

    The increase in car parking charges in Broadstone means that even less people will stop in Broadstone to use the shops. Parking in side roads without parking charges will increase. Tesco and Lidl are just down the road and are totally free, so why shop in Broadstone? The number of empty shops will grow, increasing the disincentive to visit Broadstone.

    I am certain that all residents would object vigorously against this measure from Poole Borough. Unfortunately only a very few of us are aware of the Poole Borough council meeting on Tuesday to discuss this. When they eventually do hear about it, then it will be too late!


    David Anderson

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